While it is obvious that a child with hearing or visual difficulties should be seated near the front of the room, other conditions and remedies are often as simple but less obvious.In the past, and unfortunately sometimes today, parents have been discouraged in their efforts to obtain accommodations or help for the children’s disabilities since they “did not qualify.” Sometimes the failure is due to the lack of a proper and timely diagnosis. Odds are, every student in your class has a different preferred learning style, which can make it difficult for you to be the most effective teacher.However, by trying to incorporate various methods into your teaching, you may be able to reach the majority of your students.By connecting visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues to each concept, multiple areas of the brain are activated—allowing students with dyslexia to make new brain connections that help them strengthen their left brain and better remember information.How it helps students: Again, even without dyslexia, we are all prone to forgetfulness.Children often suffer attention difficulties, memory difficulties, motor-coordination difficulties and developmental language disorders which may go undetected.At other times the message that the child “does not qualify” comes from a lack of understanding of provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In order to rewire the brain, these students’ need multisensory instruction that engages multiple areas of the brain.
Instead, the aim has been to look freshly, basing the material on the latest research and on interviews with TAFE teachers.
As you look through materials, be aware that the views expressed are not TAFE NSW policy or even its preferred position.
At the college level, it is expected that students have an idea of how to adapt to most teachers, although it cannot hurt to help them out a little!
Below we have the three major learning styles and ways in which you can accommodate them.
Learning is a complex process which involves many skills which we often take for granted such language production and understanding, visualization of problems, coordination for writing, memory, attention, the ability to see, hear, the ability to sit still, and the ability to sustain repetitive activity for long periods of time.
A variety of emotional, learning, developmental, and medical conditions can influence these basic skills and interfere with a child’s success and self-esteem in school.
If everyone has a unique leaning style, and if educators could design learning activities to match each person's preferred style, imagine how easily and quickly students could learn!
However, this recent ICVET investigation has demonstrated that the challenges of accommodating learning styles are far more complex.
By only providing one direction at a time, students with dyslexia don’t have to process or prioritize multiple steps at one time—assuring that they do exactly what you need them to do.
This decreases frustration both for you and the student.